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The Power of Practice: 7 Practice Hats for Parents

‘Sally, it’s 6 o’clock – time to do your piano practice!’ ‘Mum, do I have to? I don’t feel like doing it tonight’. ‘Now, Sally, remember what we both agreed – if want to get better at playing the piano you need to practise it everyday’. So, slightly reluctantly I go to the piano and […]

The Power of Practice: 5 effective strategies for teachers

You see your piano pupils on average for 30 minutes each week leaving them 10,050 minutes between lessons to practise. And yet, as I showed in last week’s post, many of them don’t! You pour your heart and soul into their lessons, you’ve tried every tactic and yet most weeks they return with the same […]

The Power of Practice: the pupil’s perspective

Last week I saw¬† a young brass player taking part in the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016. I was struck when his Mum said that he was always in his bedroom playing his instrument and that she never had to tell him to go and do his practise. What a joy such a […]

The Power of Practice

What do Lang Lang, Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams and Mozart have in common? As you might have guessed from the title of this week’s post they are all shining examples of individuals who have become experts in their field through the act of purposeful practice. Over the next four weeks I am going […]